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The Right Protocol for Me?


#1


Hi! I am struggling to find the right protocol for me. I am 27, 5â??5 and weigh 145. I have not had my body fat tested but I assume I am around 23-24%. I have been training for about 3.5 years and for the past year Iâ??ve had little results. I have had several injuries over the past few years â?¦ shoulder surgery, hip flexor flare ups, and lt knee meniscus tear. My diet seems like rabbit food compared to most here..

I consume roughly 1450cals a day.. yes even on training days. 45f,130c,130p. I have never been able to handle carbs well, 150g seems to be the max before I start gaining fat. I weight train 5-6 days and 2-3 HIIT sessions a week. My main goal is fat loss; strength is not a major concern since I have no desire to compete HOWEVER I would like to add more muscle.

Today I ordered Indigo-3G and Carbolin 19, any thoughts on those two together? As far as supplements, I only take bcaaâ??s & whey isolate. My measurements have not changed in the last 8 months and I feel as if Iâ??m spinning my wheels going nowhere.. very frustrating!! I will post pictures and I welcome any suggestions!! Thank you ï??


#2

Another pic :slight_smile:


#3

Are you always tired?


#4

Yes! Extremely fatigued regardless of the amount of caffeine!!


#5

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#6

I think you are just under eating. Also don’t think you are 24% BF; you are just flat(in the sense of nutrients in your muscles).

Post your current diet including when you workout in relation and your weekly workout schedule. The more details the better


#7

Breakfast/pre-workout: 60g oat bran, 1 scoop whey & 2tbsp peanut butter
post workout: 1 scoop whey or 6 egg whites with 2 rice cakes
lunch: 4 oz chicken or 99% lean ground turkey with 4 oz sweet potato and greens
dinner: 4oz lean meat with greens and avocado
bedtime: whey with 1 cup almond milk and 2tbsp pb2

I workout early in the morning usually around 8 am. I have my pre workout/breakfast at 6:30am. The past few months I have been following an Ashley Horner program. It’s basically a 5 day bodybuilding split with 2/20min HIIT sessions a week.

I plan on following the high frequency strength program as soon as my Indigo-3G and Carbolin 19 arrive…(hopefully tomorrow!) I want to make sure my diet is in order to ensure I get the most out of my supplements and new training regimen!

TIA for the advice!!


#8

[quote]Jnnylw wrote:
Breakfast/pre-workout: 60g oat bran, 1 scoop whey & 2tbsp peanut butter
post workout: 1 scoop whey or 6 egg whites with 2 rice cakes
lunch: 4 oz chicken or 99% lean ground turkey with 4 oz sweet potato and greens
dinner: 4oz lean meat with greens and avocado
bedtime: whey with 1 cup almond milk and 2tbsp pb2

I workout early in the morning usually around 8 am. I have my pre workout/breakfast at 6:30am. The past few months I have been following an Ashley Horner program. It’s basically a 5 day bodybuilding split with 2/20min HIIT sessions a week.

I plan on following the high frequency strength program as soon as my Indigo-3G and Carbolin 19 arrive…(hopefully tomorrow!) I want to make sure my diet is in order to ensure I get the most out of my supplements and new training regimen!

TIA for the advice!![/quote]
Have you considered hiring a coach to get yourself on track? Just 3-4 months and less than $100-$150 will teach you a ridiculous amount. If you choose this path I recommend RJ Perkins if you are not willing to drop a large amount of cash.

If not, my advice is to slowly begin raising calories because right now you are burning everything you are taking in and much more. I also don’t think you should count yourself out as carb intolerant yet. Stabilize your nutrition and find your current maintenance. Once you get to this point you can begin learning what your body responds to best.


#9

[quote]The-German wrote:

If not, my advice is to slowly begin raising calories because right now you are burning everything you are taking in and much more. I also don’t think you should count yourself out as carb intolerant yet. Stabilize your nutrition and find your current maintenance. Once you get to this point you can begin learning what your body responds to best.
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This is solid advice.